Facts

  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $70
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Lakai Newport Hi shoes have a high-cut construction that provides ample support and protection for the ankles. Nine pairs of eyelets placed on suede eyestay overlays offer a customized and adjustable fit for the user.

The vulcanized construction of these sneakers gives them enhanced flexibility and superior board feel. The vulc soles are also designed to break in quickly and keep the weight to a minimum.

These shoes from Lakai use removable foam sockliners with deep heel cups to keep the foot perfectly in place as well as to provide arch support for better comfort.

Classic kicks come in different shapes and forms. It just so happens that the classic look is now in the form of skateboarding shoes—the Lakai Newport Highs. On feet, they look just like the retro shoes of old, because of the high-cut silhouette and the simple design. Only the contrast-colored Lakai logos provide the counterpoint to the tonal uppers. 

Some colorways available for these shoes include white suede, black suede, and blue suede.

Although Lakai Newport High sneakers have a simple look, their construction is far from being the same. These kicks are packed with tech to make every ride and session a high-performing and comfortable one. 

Deluxe-Lite sockliners gives ample support to the arches courtesy of their contoured shape. The deep heel cups, aside from keeping the feet in place securely, also give the user added stability. 

Para-Mount outsoles bring a luxurious cushioning to the shoes that can rival that of cupsoles. The Hex Tread patterns in the soles have Hex pods that move autonomously from each other for 360-degree flexibility and maximum board feel. These pods also give superior grip on the board.

The Lakai Newport Hi shoes are inspired by the brand’s first vulcanized shoes, the Howard Selects. Instead of the leather of the Selects, Lakai covered the Newport His with suede. The brand also removed some of the stitching accents and made the design much more streamlined. 

Low-top versions of these kicks are also available and are called Lakai Newports.

  • The blue suede colorway of Lakai Newport Hi shoes is also called the Cody Chapman. These kicks are named for one of Lakai’s pro riders, and they feature a graphic logo on the tongues that read, ‘Cold.’

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